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OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER
Recognize the signs:
Angry and Irritable mood:
Often and easily loses temper
Is frequently touchy and easily annoyed by others
Is often angry and resentful
Argumentative and defiant behavior:
Often argues with adults or people in authority
Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules
Often deliberately annoys or upsets people
Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a persistent behavioral pattern of angry or irritable mood; argumentative, defiant behavior towards authority figures; and vindictiveness.
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It is estimated that 5% of all children may qualify for ODD.
Is often spiteful or vindictive
Has shown spiteful or vindictive behavior at least twice in the past six months
**Please note that this does not constitue a diagnosis and does not replace professional consultation.
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